Published: May 25, 2011 5:10 PM EDT
Updated: May 25, 2011 5:05 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-- One member of the Cape Coral Redevelopment Agency addressed resident concerns Wednesday about the slow progress of revamping the downtown Cape.

Rich Greer with the CRA gave a presentation and answered questions.

The message at the meeting wasn't a new one.

The plan is to start somewhere. And the way to do that is by starting small.

Members of the Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency hope taking the one-step-at-a-time approach means more change will come quickly.

The CRA will use TIF-- or tax incremental funds-- to offer incentive to property owners in the form of facade grants.

Rather than building new buildings, the focus will be revamping the facades of current structures to make them more inviting and pedestrian friendly.

Rich Greer with the CRA says they hope to achieve this by adding trees, sidewalks, awnings, and repainting crosswalks.

Some changes have already been made throughout the CRA district, but may be hard to notice because they are not concentrated in one area.

The plan is for future changes to be focused all in the downtown area surrounding Cape Coral Parkway.